Play Therapy Counselling in Folkestone

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Karen Staniforth
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I am an experienced Integative counsellor, who offers private counselling at an affordable fee in a safe and confidential environment. My approach of using the theories that are required for individual needs, will enable you to make sense of your experiences and difficulties, to make more informed choices that will enable you to develop a stronger sense of self. My practice is in my home, which is set up to be a seperate welcoming and safe space, where you can relax and begin to trust someone who is not attached to you. Enabling you to be your true self.
01303 765831
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Folkestone CT20
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New Perspectives
Counsellor, MBACP
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I strive to be an approachable, warm and accepting counsellor who can offer you a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to talk about whatever it is that is troubling you. I work integratively, but I do so from a philosophically person-centered standpoint, in a relaxed yet respectful environment. I can help restore past issues and facilitate positive change, often in as few as six sessions, using a Solution Focused/CBT approach that focuses on overcoming life obstacles and moving away from feeling 'stuck'. I can help you with building confidence, resilience and focusing on new achievements and becoming goal oriented.
01233 228713
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Folkestone CT18
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Lisa McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
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I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock clinic in London. For over 15 years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in my own private practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a child’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality and age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.
01227 538022
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Folkestone CT18
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Teresa King
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
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Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
01227 931721
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Canterbury CT4
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Juliette Victoria Canham
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I offer creative therapy but am equally comfortable with talking therapy, play therapy , or the written word.
I am a qualified, HCPC, BACP registered Psychotherapist who specialises in working with children and adolescents. I qualified with an MA in Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. I have vast experience of working therapeutically with children and teens. I believe that the combination of the healing potential of art together with a safe, non-judgemental space and relationship can enable an individual to process and work through distressing thoughts and experiences. Art psychotherapy is particularly helpful for individuals who have difficulty vocalising traumatic experiences as it provides an alternative medium through which feeli
01372 233495
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Weybridge KT13
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Sibel Bora
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
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I mainly use schema therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused therapy, short emergency intensive psychotherapy, and child-centered play therapy schools in my psychotherapy studies.
Are you dealing with trauma, bereavement, addiction, depression, anxiety or major life changes? Sometimes it may be necessary to seek help from an expert to cope with life's difficulties. As a specialist psychologist in London serving people in many parts of the world through face-to-face and online therapy, I am here to support you on your path to recovery and self-discovery. My goal is for my clients to be satisfied with themselves, increase their psychological well-being and not be harmed. For this purpose, with the awareness that every person is unique, I try to do my job without leaving scientific, ethical and human values.
020 3835 3558
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London SW11
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Compassionate Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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I am licensed in the UK with 4 years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss Over the course of my career , I have worked with a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life . I specialise in Bereavement Depression Anxiety Stress and coping skills Self esteem and confidence Play therapy Trauma and PSTD Addictions chronic illness I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where clients feel comforortable to speak and are understood .I work collaboratively to address a range
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London EC1A
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Tara Pepper Goldsmith
Psychotherapist, ACP
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My approach is patient-led; some children and young people may be ready to talk about their difficulties; others may need longer to establish trust and may prefer to communicate through art or play .
I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with a decade of experience within the NHS, including CAMHS, and inpatient services at Great Ormond Street Hospital. I trained to doctoral level at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust. I am able to work with young people up to age 25, presenting with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety or panic, self harm, struggles with school and learning, friendships, family relationships, or bereavement, trauma, separation anxieties, low self-esteem, anger and emotional regulation difficulties, disordered eating, or questions about gender and sexuality.
01223 637035
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Cambridge CB1
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Silke Alexandra Tison
Counsellor, MBACP
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Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
01323 405837
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Eastbourne BN21
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CJ Therapies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
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I am an Integrative therapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I provide emotional support for Children, Young People and Parents. My approach with children is play based and creative therapy. My work with parents is taken from a relational approach helping parents to learn about their attachment styles building on their understanding of their child's development and improving relationships. My support helps children understand their feelings, improving confidence, self esteem, anxiety, behaviours, and emotional wellbeing.
07479 276687
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Barnet EN5
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Amy Lyons
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I also play netball every week where I engage in my competitive side! It’s also really important to me to spend time with my friends and loved ones.
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
020 3870 2957
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London N2
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Claire Jones Reg (Accred) Emdr Practitioner
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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As an experienced integrative, clinical psychotherapist & EMDR practitioner, my work supports adult & child clients, from a diverse range of ethnic, social & cultural backgrounds. Valuing the relationship, my friendly approach is based on trust, where working collaboratively, will enable you to come to terms with issues you are experiencing, allowing for a better understanding. Working together at your pace, I will help you clarify your thoughts & feelings (for children I use creative play ), enabling you to move confidently forward, away from unwanted patterns of behaviour, to find new ways of thinking & living a fulfilling life.
01753 944402
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Windsor SL4
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Freedom2be
Psychotherapist, ACC-AC
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My degree is in Psychotherapy and I am also CPAB registered and trained as a play therapist.
I am an integrative psychotherapist that works with children and adults. I work intuitively and use whatever theory & practice best suits my clients' needs. I believe that when we are able to make sense of our responses to life, we are then able to choose and journey towards a healthier happy future. I have been counselling since 2013 and have worked in several schools with parents and children. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or keep finding yourself in patterns of behaviour that are hindering you from your full potential, I would love to offer some support and explore possibilities.
07480 736566
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London E4
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Alexandra Payne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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Play , art, drama, music, sand tray & talking offer a variety of ways of expressing thoughts, worries, feelings and of working with them.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where you can turn to talk through family issues and get some help. Often those closest to you are very involved themselves. Or you don’t want to worry them. It may be that you don’t know where to turn. I am a highly experienced Child Psychotherapist. I offer therapy and mental health support for children and young people and consultation to the people who care for them. Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues that might be troubling someone, be it anxiety, stress and unhappiness; separation and loss; worries about school; gender and sexuality; low self esteem or any number of other things.
01372 235342
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Hove BN3
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Janine Hodge Courage2Be Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
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I can integrate a variety of different therapeutic approaches including Person Centred, CBT, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Attachment & Play /creative therapy to create a treatment programme that is personalised to your individual needs.
Hello & Welcome to Courage2Be Counselling Services. I founded this service to empower adults as well as children, and young people in overcoming mental health difficulties and trauma, and I feel very fortunate to work with such a courageous group of people. I'm an experienced Adult/Teen Psychotherapist & Child Play Therapist. I work with clients from 6yrs through to older adults who are finding it difficult to manage emotions, feel emotions, or control intrusive negative thoughts & anxieties, which are contributing to low self-confidence, low self-esteem, sadness, negative views of themselves, & difficulties within relationships.
01582 310876
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Dunstable LU5
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Jo Small
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I offer Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy, Clinical supervision for counselling professionals, Integrative psychotherapy, short term solution focussed therapy, and play therapy for young people and children.
I am a BACP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I have over 12 years experience of working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of Gestalt and integrative therapeutic skills. In my work with young people I provide parental support, with regular reviews, and have a vast experience of working as a secondary school counsellor supporting teachers, parents and the wider school community. I work holistically raising awareness of your patterns and processes, helping you to understand how you may repeat particular behaviours that can hold you back and lead to anxiety, low mood and depression.
020 3479 4030
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London NW1
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Nardine Khalil
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I use art and play with children, and body movement and talking with adults.
I set up my practice to reach out to individuals who struggle to feel at home within themselves, or in their communities. I specialise in working with individuals who struggle with identity issues due to factors of race, religion, politics, culture or language; individuals who feel like they don’t belong, and individuals who have complicated relationships with their bodies. I offer therapy in Arabic and English, and also therapy with children and adolescents.
020 3974 2190
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London N1
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Anna Bassett
Play Therapy , especially non-directive play therapy is helpful for children, because it allows them to express themselves freely and without pressure to talk.
I am an integrative and trauma informed counsellor based in Chichester West Sussex. I work therapeutically with children, young people and adults in a gentle, empathic and warm way. Fundamental to my approach is the belief that we all have the potential to change, develop and lead more satisfying lives. You may be having relationship difficulties, issues with anxiety, experienced trauma of some kind, or looking to change an aspect of your life that is not fulfilling. In providing a relationship which feels safe you can, at your own pace, find your own answers and feel heard and supported towards a happier way of living and being
01243 957293
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Chichester PO19
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Zara Kadir
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I don't believe that there is one method of psychotherapy that suits everyone. I believe in adapting my way of working for each client I meet. You may feel that you want to work short-term on a specific aspect of your life. You may feel that you want to take time to look back on your early life experiences or you may not know where to start or where you are going. Whatever your situation is, I will do my best to see the world as you do and, where possible, offer you an alternative perspective. I believe the same is true for children and using sand tray and art materials I allow children to process their emotions through play .
07481 358950
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Kingston upon Thames KT2
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Nadja Julia Rolli
Psychotherapist, MA
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I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. Previous to the MA in Child Psychotherapy, I have been trained in Switzerland as Psychomotor Therapist, with a focus on Play Therapy and Body Work for Children and young adults. I have many years of experience working with my clients through play therapy and talking therapy but integrate EMDR, body awareness and symbolism, art materials, clay and sand into my work to facilitate unconscious emotional processes.
020 8103 6087
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London W14
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Play Therapy Counsellors

Who is play therapy for?

Play therapy is generally targeted to children between the ages of 3 and 11 who have social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties. Play therapy has also been found helpful for children who have experienced physical or emotional abuse or witnessed atrocities. Play therapy is also often recommended for children who are undergoing major medical procedures or who are suffering from chronic illness; many children’s hospitals are equipped to offer play therapy on-site. Play therapy is also sometimes used for adults; creative writing, music, and art are expressive forms that can all be adapted for therapeutic purposes.

Why do people need play therapy?

Children often do not have the language skills or words to know or to express what is troubling them. Yet they often spontaneously draw or use playthings to depict scenarios that reflect problems in their everyday life. Play therapy provides children with an array of objects and play situations to act out their feelings or experiences so that therapists can get a clear picture of what children might be struggling with and help them find solutions. In addition, play therapists are skilled at helping children understand their inner experience and find words for them, necessary steps toward helping children learn to control their own behaviour and come up with solutions to problems they encounter.

What happens in play therapy?

A child enters a comfortable playroom where they are free to choose the objects they want to play with. The play therapist will typically observe how they play with the toys—whether a sandbox, puppets, dolls and action figures, trucks, costumes, drawing and painting materials, or more—because such play provides clues to a child’s family and social relationships, difficulties they are encountering in the world, and what going on inside themselves. Sometimes the therapist may ask the child to use the play objects to tell a story about their family. Using the same instruments of play, therapists can help children discover more advantageous ways of thinking and behaving.

What kinds of problems do play therapists treat?

Play therapy can help children who display destructive or self-destructive impulses; children who seem angry, sad, or fearful; children who experience frequent social, emotional, family, or school difficulty. Play therapy is often of value to children who have experienced a loss or distressing family experience, who are regularly exposed to family conflict, or who have been physically or emotionally abused. Play therapy can help children who are perpetrators of bullying as well as those who are targets of bullying. It helps children learn to identify their feelings, to express them in constructive ways, and to regulate them so they can get on with the business of development.

How long does play therapy last?

Play therapy sessions may last for 30 to 45 minutes, and they usually occur weekly for about 20 sessions. Each session is tailored to the individual child and the kinds of problems they are struggling with. Play that is highly repetitive often indicates a problem requiring further exploration. Therapists typically measure progress through session-to-session changes in play behaviour.